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U.S. Survey Helps Shed Light On Forest-Damaging Bug

Triangular, purple kite-like contraptions placed in trees across the country are helping state and federal agriculture officials learn more about a deadly beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the United States and Canada and threatens countless more.

12/23/2011

Land Values

CBF: New USDA Standards To Help Farmers, Waterways

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says new federal agriculture recommendations for fertilizer and manure application will lead to better water quality in rivers and streams while also helping farmers increase profits.

12/14/2011

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USDA Grants Include Chesapeake Bay Funding

Conservation grants announced by federal agriculture officials include funding for Chesapeake Bay programs.

08/22/2011

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USDA Official Points To Bay Progress

A top federal agriculture official says improved farm practices already are having a positive impact on the environmentally battered Chesapeake Bay.

07/08/2011

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USDA Announces Summer Food Service Program

USDA officials are joining Anne Arundel County schools leaders to announce efforts to feed children in the community over the summer and share food safety tips.

05/05/2011

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USDA: Voluntary Bay Efforts Working, More Needed

More needs to be done to keep farm runoff from reaching the Chesapeake Bay, even though voluntary incentive-based efforts by farmers have helped, according to a USDA report released Tuesday.

03/15/2011

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Natural Predator May Be Answer To Stopping Stink Bugs

Looking for a natural born killer to go after a foreign invader. The target is the Asian stink bug, which has been crawling inside Maryland homes all winter.

03/02/2011

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USDA Urges People To Make Better Food Choices

We are what we eat and, according to the USDA, many of us are pretty “salty” these days.

01/31/2011

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